Design Research Feature Articles

Wildlife Explorers Basecamp
Wildlife Explorers Basecamp: Engaging Young Minds at the San Diego Zoo
01/05/2022

Read Time: 5 minutes
How can designers combine the physical and the digital to create seamless visitor experiences within a zoo environment? SEGD member firm Ideum faced this challenge in designing the new Wildlife Explorers Basecamp at the renowned San Diego Zoo. Designed specifically with kids in mind, Ideum and the San Diego Zoo combined technology-driven interactives and immersive environments with more traditional animal displays to engage visitors both emotionally and intellectually.

Guest Post: Giving Back through Good Design
Guest Post: Giving Back through Good Design
12/01/2021

Read Time: 3 minutes
Just in time for “Giving Day” (November 30) and the holiday season, guest contributor Tucker Trotter, owner and CEO of SEGD member firm Dimensional Innovations, reflects on the importance of experiential design and its power to positively impact communities. In Tucker’s opinion, giving back to communities—in our roles as designers—helps make the world better for all of us.

Little Island and C&G
Little Island and C&G
06/23/2021

Read Time: 3 minutes
This past May, New York City opened its newest public park: Little Island. The park’s avant-garde design and prominent location—seeming to float above the Hudson River—has made it the latest “must see” attraction in New York. SEGD member firms C&G Partners (EGD designers) and DCL (fabricators) collaborated with the park’s architects, engineers, and landscape architects to create a program of family friendly signage and graphics for this “oasis of everything fun, whimsical and playful.”

Lance Wyman's seminal 1968 Olympics Graphic Identity
1968 Mexico City Olympics
06/15/2021

Read Time: 10 minutes

Healing Through Truth Telling: Society's Cage
Healing Through Truth Telling: Society's Cage
09/01/2020

Read Time: 12 minutes
Listen: 60 minutes

Conceptualized in the wake of the George Floyd and Breonna Taylor slayings, temporary installation "Society's Cage," serves to educate the public about systemic racial violence, fostering healing in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement and the March on Washington in Support of Black Lives.

Design Semester—FIT Graduate Exhibition & Experience Design at NY Aquarium
Design Semester—FIT Graduate Exhibition & Experience Design at NY Aquarium
08/18/2020

Read Time: 7 minutes

During the 2020 Spring semester, the students of the Graduate Program in Exhibition and Experience Design at FIT (New York), collaborated with the Wildlife Conservation Society on a project as a part of their second semester experiential graphic design course.

Images and Reflections—Black Lives Matter Plaza
Images and Reflections-Black Lives Matter Plaza
06/09/2020

Read Time: 1 minute

With the speedy installation of typographic murals on the streets of several cities including Washington D.C. in support of the goals of the Black Lives Matter movement, many conversations have been sparked not only about inequity, policing, performative distraction and political tactics, but also about community organizing through the use of signs and its relationship to the practice of EGD.

10 Projects that Build Connection in Communities
10 Projects that Build Connection in Communities
04/01/2020

Read Time: 3 minutes
We’re all a part of communities—large, small, near, far and differently-abled—that intersect and interact in various ways. In pursuit of a more harmonious society, it seems imperative to encourage empathy, connection, and understanding, so we examine 10 projects that build connections of all kinds: between individuals one-on-one, close to home and across the world; both in the abstract and tangibly.

Take a Look at the Bright Side—15 Vibrant Projects
Take a Look at the Bright Side—15 Vibrant Projects
03/18/2020

Read Time: 4 min

2019 SEGD Fellow Paula Scher—Exactly as Rendered
2019 SEGD Fellow Paula Scher—Exactly as Rendered
06/21/2019

Read Time: 17 minutes

Paula Scher needs no introduction—she’s a megawatt luminary in graphic design, an accomplished artist, a longtime Pentagram partner and the creative source of many beloved and inspiring environments.

2019 SEGD Global Design Awards Sylvia Harris Winner, Skyline Wayfinding (image: sign mounted on top corner of building)
2019 SEGD Global Design Awards Sylvia Harris Winner, Skyline Wayfinding
06/18/2019

Read Time: 4.5 minutes

South Korean design firm YiEUM Partners and the Seoul Metropolitan Government worked together to design and develop the 2019 SEGD Global Design Awards Sylvia Harris and Merit Award-winning project "Skyline Wayfinding," a much-needed wayfinding system that transformed navigation in the maze-like Geumho-dong neighborhood.

A Read for Speed—Oran Park Library (image: front of library building)
A Read for Speed—Oran Park Library
04/16/2019

Read Time: 5.5 minutes

Seeing the Better City (image: book cover)
Seeing the Better City
03/26/2019

Read Time: 9.5 minutes

Compliant and Consistent—BIA.studios Creates Tools for MTA (image: people at train station)
Compliant and Consistent—BIA.studio Creates Tools for MBTA
03/18/2019

Read Time: 7 minutes

From an existing signage audit to developing manuals, guidelines and custom software, BIA.studio (Boston) designed a completely new wayfinding program for the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority’s vast system.

Clean, Classic, Compelling—Wayfinding New York's Roosevelt Island
Clean, Classic, Compelling—Wayfinding New York's Roosevelt Island
01/29/2019

Read Time: 7.5 minutes

Entro | CVEDesign (New York) joined forces with The Hudson Companies, Inc., the Roosevelt Island Operating Corporation and the local community to provide an enduring wayfinding and placemaking solution for the area’s growing population.

Railroads, Research and Rust at Philadelphia’s Rail Park
Railroads, Research and Rust at Philadelphia’s Rail Park
12/07/2018

Read Time: 8 minutes
When an elevated rail park was proposed in their town, Cloud Gehshan (Philadelphia) volunteered their talents to help bring the area’s unique history to light using over 700 square feet of weathering steel.

The Best Content of 2018
The Best Content of 2018
12/04/2018

Read Time: 2.5 minutes

Well that went by fast!

And, it's has once again been a record-breaking year for SEGD, as the association has grown to over 2,300 members and SEGD.org page views have swelled to over three million.

Process and Prototyping in Mont-Royal Park
Process and Prototyping in Mont-Royal Park
05/22/2018

Julie Margot of Julie Margot Design and Peter Soland of Civiliti discuss their process working on an unconventional wayfinding project “Escales découvertes (Discovery Halts)” in Mont-Royal Park (Montréal).

Official Signs & Symbols 3—Signing Bicycle Facilities
Official Signs & Icons 3—Signing Bicycle Facilities
01/02/2018

In 2017, symbol guru Mies Hora published the third edition of his compendium of signs, symbols and commentary, "Official Signs & Icons 3." Among the many varied and useful resources in the book, there is a new section entitled "Signing Bicycle Facilities."

Cloud Gehshan Spring Garden
Cloud Gehshan Helps Illuminate Spring Garden Connector
08/04/2017

A busy transit hub entrance in an underpass on Spring Garden Street in Philadelphia receives a dramatic and illuminating makeover courtesy of NV5, Cloud Gehshan and The Lighting Practice.

30 Urban Linear Parks Projects Since 2000
30 Urban Linear Parks Projects Since 2000
07/26/2017

Look no further than Paris' Promenade plantée, which was completed in 1993, to see where the trend of converting obsolete railways into beautiful urban green spaces originated. The real urban renewal linear park boom, however, happened in this century.

Arthouse Denver helped to revitalize the downtown 14th Street area.
Denver's 14th Street Revitalization
05/22/2017

A complicated stakeholder group and a cadre of firms, including Arthouse Design, linked together in Denver to transform the 14th Street corridor from a dingy commuter raceway to a vibrant business district.

Form:Media Creates Story on the Landscape in Batoche
Form:Media Creates Story on the Landscape in Batoche
03/07/2017

A mandate to increase visitation from Parks Canada and a desire to better communicate the history of the land, its people and culture led to a thoughtful graphic and architectural installation at Batoche in Saskatchewan.

Image of the Atlanta Falcons Stadium
A Team Effort—Football Design Stories for Game Day
01/31/2017

In honor of the faceoff between the Atlanta Falcons and the New England Patriots on Sunday, we've compiled our best football design stories. Are you ready for some football?

Border City at London Biennale
Pentagram and Border City at London Design Biennale
11/16/2016

Border City proposes a truly bi-national and borderless city based on a unique hexagonal grid system. It was the exhibition from Mexico at the London Design Biennale, which opened on September 7, 2016.

CityCenter Las Vegas Environmental Graphics and Wayfinding
08/02/2016

A truly unique project from the SEGD archives circa 2010, CityCenter Las Vegas had a dream-team of five firms working on experiential graphic design. The 76-acre site sits on one of the world’s most notorious streets, where the development company commissioned eight world-renowned architects, 15 fine artists, more than 250 design firms, and 9,000 construction workers to realize an unprecedented $8.5 billion “urban resort”.

ANZAC Memorial at Buchanan Park (by Dotdash)
Saluting ANZAC Day at Buchanan Park War Memorial
04/27/2016

Australians and New Zealanders celebrated ANZAC (Australian and New Zealand Army Corps) Day this week—the anniversary of the landing of military troops on the Gallipoli Peninsula, Turkey, in World War I on April 25, 1915. Dotdash (Brisbane) had extra cause for celebration this year: the newly opened ANZAC Memorial at Buchanan Park in Burpengary, Queensland.

Wayfinding, South Lake Union, Seattle (Michael Courtney Design)
Wayfinding Easter Eggs in Seattle’s South Lake Union
03/22/2016

Michael Courtney Design’s long-time client—a Fortune 100 tech company—had begun building a neighborhood in Seattle’s revitalized South Lake Union area. They needed a wayfinding system to guide an eventual 27,000 employees to offices and amenities in a 30-sq.-block area. And they had two requirements: Don’t use our name on the signs, but do add “Easter eggs,” moments of surprise and delight, to the wayfinding. Grab your basket, we're going hunting.

American Veterans Disabled for Life Memorial
Placemaking and Peacemaking at a Living Memorial
01/27/2016

Memorials are a delicate balancing act, an uncomfortable abstraction made real in stone and bronze. They must pay tribute to the dead while relaying history and inspiring hope in future generations of the living. They must eloquently tell a story, create a memorable place and mark a moment in time. The new American Veterans Disabled for Life Memorial does all those things, with a substantial addition. This memorial was designed to celebrate the living.

SEGD's Best of the Best Content in 2015
Best of the Best SEGD Content in 2015
12/08/2015

So much great content, so little time! At SEGD, we’ve created more than 500 new articles in 2015 alone. To save you some time, we compiled a greatest-hits list of the top 20 articles, presentations and videos from SEGD events, the website and eg magazine. Enjoy the SEGD year in review!

Crown Fountain at Millennium Park, Chicago
15 Digital Technology Projects that Transformed Public Spaces Forever
09/16/2015

Perhaps the tipping point was in 2004, when artist Jaume Plensa created the giant pixelated portraits of Chicagoans spouting water from Crown Fountain in Millennium Park. Today, new digital technologies and connected data are making cities more open, efficient, and engaging--and changing the way we act and interact in public spaces. We’ll cover the cityscape and digital technology at Xlab 2015—Nov. 5-6 in NYC; you'll want to be there!

Katie Sprague at SEGD Branded Environments 2015
To Be or Not to Be? The Rise and Fall of Branded Environments
08/19/2015

The word "brand" was originated to describe the mark on a cow's butt. Today it covers much, much more than that. Branding is an art form, a short hand for customer preferences, and even a cause for world domination. Katie Sprague, Senior VP at Callison RTKL, covers the long and short of it at Be | The Branded Environments Event Thursday in Los Angeles.

Clearview by Donald S. Meeker and Richard Montalbano
A Clear View with Don Meeker, 2015 SEGD Fellow
08/18/2015

By anyone’s standards, the work of Don Meeker—activist and information designer—has touched the lives of more people than any other in his era.

LAX airport sign
What Makes a City a Brand? Find out in LA!
08/12/2015

What makes a city a brand? How does a constellation of culture, sports, entertainment, and natural attractions link and shine as an experience? Los Angeles is the poster child for city branding, and you’ll find out why at Be |The Branded Environments Event August 20 in The City of Angels.

Skypad Interactive Wall, Seattle Space Needle
Seattle Skies
07/22/2015

As if you needed another reason to head for Seattle, there’s the famous Space Needle, hip since 1962 when it was built for the World’s Fair. Now there’s a brand new way to experience the amazing views. Skypad™, designed by Belle & Wissell, is an award-winning interactive experience that invites guests to browse photo archives, sign into a 3D guestbook, and make their own wonderful (but possibly vertigo-inducing) memories.

TAcoma Pacific Avenue district wayfinding
Shaping Place with Wayfinding
04/15/2015

Showing the Way at SEGD's 2015 Wayfinding Workshop

Wayfinding is not just about getting from here to there. It's about experiencing all the great things in between, and creating a memorable sense of place in the process. Whether it's for a city, a campus, or a healthcare facility, wayfinding can provide an excellent opportunity to tell stories and shape place. Mark Sandersand Billy Chenof Studio SC (Seattle) and Julie Vogel(Kate Keating Associates) will show you how April 23 at the SEGD Wayfinding Workshopin San Francisco. Register now; there are just a few seats left!

Interconnect Birmingham
Interconnect with City ID
04/07/2015

User-centered information systems can improve the journey experience.

The way people are able to move around a city directly impacts their everyday experiences of it. And making the city more legible and easier to navigate can create major social, environmental, and economic benefits. That's the central concept behind City ID’s work on a new urban information system for Birmingham, UK, and other cities around the world.

Clearview
Top 20 Wayfinding Designs since 2000
03/30/2015

Scroll through the slideshow above to see the top 20 wayfinding moments of the 21st century.

It’s the ultimate unsung hero of public spaces: when it works, you never know it’s there. Wayfinding may not always be considered sexy, but it has evolved into a highly integrated, user-focused, and increasingly technology-driven discipline with huge social and economic implications for cities, hospitals, and other public spaces. Here is a list of the top 20 wayfinding moments of the 21st century—members log-in and make your suggestions!

Tim Fendley at SEGD Wayfinding Workshop April 23
What Next for Legible Cities?
03/25/2015

The Future of Navigation in Smart Cities

Tim Fendley,founder of Applied and chief designer of Legible London,predicts that navigation in city centers will change dramatically in the next 10 years, with place branding, urban planning, and technology as key drivers. He'll join other world-renowned wayfinding experts at the SEGD Wayfinding WorkshopApril 23 in San Francisco. Do you need to be in touch with the future of wayfinding? Find yourself there; register now!

Unlost and Found - Wayfinding as Brand
Unlost and Found - Wayfinding as Brand
03/18/2015

Creating Value for Smart Cities

Savannah, Georgia, knows that wayfinding is more than just helping people not get lost. It’s also about reinforcing a sense of place and connecting visitors with the city’s unique collection of assets. But how does wayfinding work when there is no existing “sense of place,” such as in rural North Carolina? MERJE principal John Bosiosays wayfinding can drive identity, shape place, and build brand value. He’ll share his perspective April 23 at the SEGD Wayfinding Workshopin San Francisco. Find him there!

Ultrecht Central Station, Amsterdam
Wayfinding and the Internet of Place
03/03/2015

“You are here.” The blue dot in the center of your smartphone’s map has a beat of its own, pulsating with each dispatch from the constellation of satellites above. It skips modestly on top of the city grid, an avatar that engenders confidence and courage as we navigate unfamiliar terrain.

Puzzle Facade
Puzzle Facade
02/25/2015

Remember that Rubik's Cube you burned thousands of hours trying to figure out? Javier Lloret channeled the tantalizing, obsession-making tactile game into a building-size interactive puzzle.

Parc Blandan wayfinding and placemaking
Parc Blandan Wayfinding and Placemaking
12/03/2014

Spot On

On a former military site, a new urban park in Lyon, France, provides access to history via playful sculptural signage.

Lyon, France’s “second city,” has many charms.

Vancouver Community Library Knowledge Wall
Vancouver Community Library Wayfinding
11/25/2014

Open Book

Playhouse Square, Cleveland, Ohio
Playhouse Square Placemaking and Digital Experience
10/29/2014

Taking the Stage

Dramatic placemaking and digital technology combine to shine new light on Cleveland, Ohio’s, historic theater district. Cleveland’s Playhouse Square theater district has been a major part of the city’s heritage since its Vaudeville houses and movie palaces first thrilled theatergoers in the early 1920s.

Brisbane Multilingual Wayfinding
Brisbane Multilingual Pedestrian Wayfinding
09/15/2014

Wayfinding: The Lingua Franca

Brisbane’s new wayfinding system bridges the language gap for its growing Asian population. 

City of Bath Information System
City of Bath Information System
09/03/2014

Bath to Basics

Vienna International Airport Wayfinding
07/30/2014

Graphic Departure

At Vienna International Airport, Ruedi Baur’s transparent wayfinding system marries minimalist design and poetic touches. In some ways, airports are quintessential non-places. With their long corridors, labyrinthine layouts, and cacophonous soundtrack of arrivals/departures and passengers speaking multiple languages, it’s easy to forget exactly where you are.

Battery Point Sculpture Trail
05/13/2014

By the Numbers

Futago designs interpretive sculptures to mark an historic waterfront trail.

Abu Dhabi Signage and Wayfinding
04/16/2014

Clifford Selbert: A Sign Can Change the World

Abu Dhabi rose from the Persian Gulf sands in the 1960s after oil was discovered in the region. Once a small pearl-diving outpost, its population has grown to more than a million and today it is the second largest city in the United Arab Emirates—dense with opulent palaces, lush parks and gardens, and some of the world’s tallest skyscrapers. But until now, the streets had no names.

Ponce City Market Environmental Graphics and Placemaking
03/26/2014

Ponce Upon a Time

HENSE: From Graffiti to City-Scaled Murals
03/18/2014

HENSE the Name

Coca Cola Museum
Atlanta Converging
03/05/2014

From its roots as a railroad terminus to its current status as a poster city for urban redevelopment, Atlanta has always been shaped by social, cultural, and historical convergence.

Lance Wyman's seminal 1968 Olympics Graphic Identity
1968 Mexico City Olympics
02/18/2014

Summer of ‘68

Almost a half-century later, Lance Wyman’s graphics program for the 1968 Mexico City Olympic games is still considered Gold medal-worthy.

Ryan Gravel and the Atlanta BeltLine
02/12/2014

Highlight: 2014 SEGD Conference:
Ryan Gravel: The Mind Behind the BeltLine

40 Great Moments in Environmental Graphic Design
01/11/2014

40 Great Moments in EGD

From the Paris Metro to wayfinding apps, EGD continues to do what it has always done: connect people to place.

San Francisco Public Utilities Commission Digital Arts Wall
01/10/2014

Artfully Sustainable

California Academy of Sciences Environmental Graphics and Branding
01/10/2014

Museum as Metaphor

Golden Gate National Parks Signage and Wayfinding
01/10/2014

Signage is Golden

In the Golden Gate National Parks, a new wayfinding system unifies a vast system of urban and rural sites, informs and guides visitors—and lives up to San Francisco’s high design standards.

For San Franciscans, visiting a national park is not something you have to drive hours to do

San Francisco International Airport Terminal 2, Environmental Graphics and Wayfinding
01/10/2014

Above and Beyond

A sleek new San Francisco International Airport terminal exceeds LEED goals and engages passengers in the joys of sustainable travel.   

Natural History Museum of Utah Environmental Graphics and Exhibits
01/08/2014

Of the Earth

The new Natural History Museum of Utah uses organic forms, materials, and a sympathetic environmental graphics program to fill its role as “the trailhead to Utah.”

City Creek Environmental Graphics and Wayfinding
01/08/2014

Salt Lake Rising

Art, landmarks, and signage elements give City Creek, Salt Lake City's new downtown mixed-use community, a unique sense of place. 

100 Years Exhibition
Celebrating 100 Years Exhibition
01/06/2014

100 Years Young

Pentagram’s exhibition for The New York Public Library celebrates a special birthday for the landmark building it calls home.

Reflex Exhibition and Graphics
01/06/2014

Reflex

P-06 creates a reflective exhibition celebrating the centennial of the Portuguese Constitution of 1911.

White Road: Waiting for the Rain Typographic Installation
01/03/2014

Waiting for the Rain

Studio Rašić's land art installation at a Croatian sculpture park waits to receive the gifts of nature.

Urban Tales Typography Installation
01/03/2014

From Here to There

Massey University student Katie Bevin creates a typographic installation that combines ancient technology with new-age social networking.

Forgotten Cities Hiking Trail Wayfinding
01/03/2014

Forgotten Cities

A new wayfinding system makes the cultural treasures of northern Syria’s Forgotten Cities more accessible to the world.

MAXXI National Museum of XXI Century Arts Wayfinding and Environmental Graphics
01/03/2014

Minimalism at MAXXI

Dream Cube 2010 World Expo Pavilion
01/03/2014

Designing the Dream Cube

ESI Design’s digital dreamscape delighted visitors to Shanghai’s World Expo 2010.

Natural History Museum of Los Angeles Environmental Graphics, Branding, and Signage
01/02/2014

Ready for Prime Time

A new brand and wayfinding signage bring clarity, scale, and drama to a venerable Los Angeles icon.

Projection Mapping
01/02/2014

Performance Architecture

Using landmark spaces as digital canvas, projection mapping is trompe l'oeil on a gigantic, pulsating scale. Where will it take us next?

Vancouver International Airport Exhibitions and Environmental Graphics
01/02/2014

In Transition

San Jose International Airport Art +Technology Program
01/02/2014

In Transition

Breaking out of their role as generic waystations, airports are creating compelling experiences with public art, interpretive storytelling, and environmental graphics.

Many of us are filled with dread at the thought of having to spend an inordinate amount of time at an airport.

Plainsboro Public Library
01/02/2014

Branching Out

Hardworking graphics add punch to the community-centered design of the 21st century library.

Agave Library
Agave Library Environmental Graphics
01/02/2014

Branching Out

Hardworking graphics add punch to the community-centered design of the 21st century library.

Remembering Expo 67
01/02/2014

Remembering Expo 67

Montreal Science Centre Signage and Branding
01/02/2014

Pictos Vivants

Giant 3D pictograms and fresh new signage beckon visitors to the Montreal Science Centre.

Écocentre Sustainable Signage
01/02/2014

Signs of Change

A small project for Montreal’s city-owned recycling centers teaches a large lesson about sustainability.

Montreal Environmental Graphics and Public Art
01/02/2014

Montréal Inside Out

The publisher of Quebec’s urban design magazine shows us his Montreal, from historic signs and pothole art to the revitalized Quartier des Spectacles.

Digital Wayfinding Apps
12/30/2013

Wayfinding in Your Pocket

Location-aware smartphone applications are adding a new dimension to traditional wayfinding systems.  

Theatre and Auditorium of Poitiers Graphics and Wayfinding
Theatre and Auditorium of Poitiers Graphics and Wayfinding
12/26/2013

Word Play

Vibrant color and Dada-inspired graphics enliven a French performing arts center.

Rwanda Village Graphics by Alan Jacobson
Rwanda Survivors Village Branding
12/26/2013

The Color of Hope

Art and design projects nurture hope and healing in Rwandan genocide survivors.

A little color can be a very powerful thing. 

Los Angeles Police Department Memorial to Fallen Officers
Los Angeles Police Department Memorial to Fallen Officers
12/26/2013

Badge of Honor

An officer’s badge inspires a shimmering tribute to the LAPD’s fallen officers.

Los Angeles Police Department Memorial to Fallen Officers
Pro Bono Design
12/24/2013

Design for Good

Pro bono work not only helps worthy clients communicate their message through design, but provides unexpected benefits for the designers as well.

TriMet Transit System Signage by Mayer/Reed
TriMet Transit System Signage
12/24/2013

Making the Train

Mayer/Reed applies sustainable design approaches in its revamp of signage for Portland’s TriMet transit system.

Photo of the cathedral of christ the light
Cathedral of Christ the Light
12/20/2013

Light Divine

Yankee Stadium New York
Yankee Stadium
12/20/2013

Yankees Go Home

C&G Partners provides context in another kind of American monument: the baseball cathedral.

Baseball is only a game?

Stone Carving in Washington, D.C.
12/19/2013

Carved in Time

Washington, D.C.’s modern-day memorials capture moments in history using a timeless vocabulary: the ancient art of stone-carved letters. 

National Harbor
12/19/2013

On the Waterfront

With the help of environmental graphics, urban design, and public art, National Harbor makes a lasting mark on a blighted stretch of the Potomac.

American Veterans Disabled for Life Memorial
12/19/2013

A Living Memorial

National Mall Signage and Wayfinding
12/19/2013

With All Due Respect

A new signage and wayfinding program for the National Mall informs and guides visitors, but treads lightly.

Kent State University Wayfinding Research
12/18/2013

Rethinking the Campus

A Kent State University study questions some long-held assumptions about urban wayfinding.

Tampa Downtown Wayfinding
12/18/2013

Lighting the Way

Tampa’s new wayfinding system shows off the city’s assets and gives it a bright new identity.

Charlotte Wayfinding System
12/18/2013

Making the Connection

Charlotte is building what may be one of the world’s most highly integrated urban wayfinding systems.

Legible London
12/18/2013

Walk This Way

London’s prototype wayfinding system aims to simplify a complex city and encourage walking.

The Image of the City
12/18/2013

The Image of the City

Nokia Center - LA Live Plaza
LA Live
12/09/2013

Times Square West

L.A. Live’s high-energy “content plaza” adds a new spark to Los Angeles’ up-and-coming downtown.

GreenPix Zero Energy Media Wall
12/09/2013

Green Wall of China

A Beijing entertainment center’s “narrative skin” is fueled solely by environmental conditions.

Beijing Aquatic Center
Interactive Architecture
12/09/2013

Interactive Architecture

In the age of knowledge, architecture is the storyteller.

Adam Greenfield
12/09/2013

Digital Mediator

In a world where computing is everywhere, Adam Greenfield is a voice of reason and a champion of the user experience.

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